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CNAM

(1) See also CNAME.

(2) (Calling NAMe) An IN (Intelligent Network) service that displays the caller's name on the calling party's digital readout. This is similar to caller ID except that the calling party's name is displayed along with the calling number or instead of the calling number. See caller ID.
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The solution-now available to all PortaSwitch customers-allows carriers to add CNAM capability to any account at any time, in just minutes.
Using the OpenCNAM capability available within PortaSwitch, wholesalers and resellers now have a new and dramatically easier pathway to CNAM.
Thanks for PortaOne and OpenCNAM, we're now offering CNAM on all of our products.
TNS' CNAM service offers communication service providers the ability to deliver accurate caller ID information for virtually all calls nationwide.
TNS has provided high-quality database services since 1995, including network-based CNAM using only data sourced from the provisioning carriers, the definitive source for accuracy.
Trevor Peirce, owner of Digital Conceptions said: "We are in the business of making value-added services like CNAM available to the small VoIP service provider who may not have the volumes to merit a contract with TNS directly.
Choosing a CNAM data provider is a strategically important decision," stated Michael Robinson, President of TNS' Telecommunication Services Division.
By accessing the TARGUSinfo CNAM repository, telecom providers in North America are able to attach caller names to phone numbers, so subscribers have specific information about incoming callers on their phones, televisions or computers.
Not only do we currently provide operators with a clear path to best-of-breed caller name services, but we also simplify the complexities they encounter when using other costly, outdated network CNAM models.
George Moore, Chairman and CEO, TARGUSinfo, said that given the evolving state of the economy, it's hard to justify legacy CNAM with its traditional tariff structure of charging and maintaining multiple relationships with competitive carriers.
Cost Viable CNAM Solutions for National and Regional Operators Alike
Legacy network or Hybrid CNAM services are provided by companies who route CNAM queries to third party databases, requiring service providers to pay differing query rates, transport rates and address customer support issues due to differing formats, coverage and accuracy.